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'Horror stories': Groups urge EPA to revamp pesticides work

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BY: E.A. CRUNDEN | 10/26/2021 01:36 PM EDT  GREENWIRE | A coalition of advocacy groups are panning EPA's pesticides work and calling on the agency to adopt a number of reforms geared toward bolstering science and minimizing industry input.

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PFAS levels higher in fertilizers made from urban waste

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New variants of PFAS urgently need more study, researchers say by Alla Katsnelson, special to C&EN October 23, 2021 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 99, Issue 39  

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Mow Your Leaves for a Better Environment!

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IT’S TIME FOR OUR ANNUAL APPEAL: LEAVE THE LEAVES Feed your lawn by mowing the leaves. It’s good for the environment and good for your lawn. We’ve been preaching the benefits of mowing your leaves for almost 10 years now and it’s beginning to catch on! If you’re skeptical, just try it on a portion of your lawn, maybe a side yard, or behind the garage. To quote Scotts Fertilizer: “When spring arrives, you'll notice something: The leaf litter you mulched up in the fall will have disappeared.

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A few ways to be nice to your lawn

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 By Doug HartmanHorticulture Assistant, Extension Brown County Looking back at our client records from the season, lawn questions rank high in the number of calls and emails at the Horticulture Help Desk at Extension Brown County. Many times, homeowners are seeking help with a lawn that’s thin, full of weeds or dying in sections.

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Biostimulants Market 2021 Outlook, Current and Future Industry Landscape Analysis 2029

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The global biostimulants market is set to grow at a stellar CAGR of 11% during the forecast period (2019-2029), witnessing 3X growth in revenues. As projected by a new report of Future Market Insights (FMI), the growth of market is primarily fueled by the growing preference for bio-based ingredients in agrochemicals and crop growth additives, and a measurable rise in agricultural and horticultural production around the globe.

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What is Biofertilizer?

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The fertilizers are used to improve the fertility of the land using biological wastes, hence the term biofertilizers, and biological wastes do not contain any chemicals which are detrimental to the living soil.   After the introduction of chemical fertilizers in the last century, farmers were happy of getting increased yield in agriculture in the beginning. But slowly chemical fertilizers started displaying their ill-effects such as leaching out, and polluting water basins, destroying micro-...

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Fall and Winter Lawn Care Tips

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The fall and winter are actually great times to do a few things in the yard to make sure the lawn is ready to go come spring. By Michelle Giddens - September 27, 2021  

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Biostimulants - what are they and what do they do?

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by Martin Ward in Chemicals & Fertilisers and Consultancy on 10 Feb 2016 (This article appeared in Pitchcare Magazine Issue 64)

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Cape Coral leaders could expand restrictions on fertilizer use

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by Alex Howard                6:46 PM EDT, Tue September 21, 2021 CAPE CORAL, Fla. — City leaders are looking to crack down on the use of fertilizers. A proposed rule would lengthen the period that its use is banned during the summer months. It would also extend the distance from the water that any fertilizer could be applied to 15 feet.

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Millennials are obsessed with lawns: 4 ways to make yours more attractive

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Looking out onto a lush and beautifully manicured lawn has been an aspirational thing to do for many generations of homeowner’s and millennials are no different in wanting to carry on with that obsession. One of the best ways to ensure that your lawn meets all of your expectations is to arrange a professional turf installation so that you know it is going to have the best chance of maintaining its impressive looks as long as you look after it.

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